Three people were injured in a head-on crash just before 1 Sunday morning on Oxford Road, or 67, according to a state police news release.
A Honda Civic driven by a Beacon Falls teenager crossed the center line and collided with a Chevrolet Camaro driven by a 56-year-old Waterbury man, the report states.
Christopher Muggeo, 17, of 87 Feldspar Ave., Beacon Falls, was driving the Civic southbound - toward the center of town - near Old State Road No. 1 when his car crossed the center line into the northbound lane of Route 67, the report states.
Paul Slekis, of 711 Watertown Ave., Waterbury, was traveling northbound - toward Southbury - and tried to swerve left to avoid the collision after he saw the Civic driving straight at him; Muggeo tried to swerve right to avoid the crash, the report states. Instead, they collided head on, both airbags deployed and three people sustained incapacitating injuries, according to the report.
Slekis was taken by Oxford Ambulance to Waterbury Hospital where he was listed in stable condition as of Sunday night, according to a hospital spokesman. Muggeo was also taken by Oxford Ambulance to Waterbury Hospital, where he was treated and released, a hospital spokesman said.
Muggeo had no passengers in his car. Slekis had one passenger in the car he was driving, 18-year-old David Lucisano of 193 Spring St., Apt. 2, Naugatuck. He was extricated from the car by Oxford firefighters and taken by Seymour Ambulance to Yale-New Haven Hospital, the report states.
Lucisano’s condition could not immediately be verified Sunday night.
Both cars sustained heavy damage and were towed from the scene by Quality Auto of Oxford.
The accident remains under investigation.